MasterCard to trial pay-by-face for online purchasing

July 3, 2015


“Passwords are a pain,” said MasterCard Chief Product Security Officer Ajay Bhalla.

Then he delineated the terrible things we do to strip them of their security dignity: by forgetting them, writing them down, and of course a few he neglected to mention, like cooking up passcodes that are limp and easy-to-guess or by just giving them away to TV reporters.

Then, after those raggedy little beggars get into the hands of crooks, password reuse multiplies the misery, he said:

They get very surprised when a hacker gets into a particular website and then knows the passwords to all the websites.

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